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Vegan Vodka Sauce (Vegan Penne alla Vodka)

This vegan vodka sauce is the creamy tomato sauce of your dreams. Use it to make Vegan Penne alla vodka or for a variety of other things!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword vegan main course, vegan recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 450kcal
Author LarishaBernard

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil (can sub for vegetable stock)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 28 oz can whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup high quality vodka
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream (see post for substitutions if allergic like vegan yogurt)
  • 1-2 tsp vegan cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated vegan Parmesan cheese (we like Violife - see most for subs if allergic)
  • 16 oz penne pasta (if making penne alla vodka)

Instructions

  • In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add in onions and garlic and cook about 3-4 minutes to soften and become fragrant.
  • Add red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add in can of San Marzano tomatoes and vodka. Mix it together and cook about for 5-7 minutes until gently reduced, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in your tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper and stir it all together well.
  • Turn the heat down to low/simmer and partly cover for 20 minutes until reduced by half, stirring every few mins.
  • If making penne alla vodka, While that's cooking, bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. When done, drain and set aside.
  • After the sauce has cooked for 20 minutes, carefully add it to a blender or food processor, add basil and purée until smooth.
  • After it's smooth, add the sauce back into the pan and stir in coconut cream and sugar. Cook until warmed through.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese and cooked pasta if adding. Toss to combine.
  • Serve or store in air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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Notes

*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 5mg